Career Options in Industrial Engineering

According to Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering, the definition of Industrial Engineering is, “It is concerned with the design, improvement and installation of integrated systems of men, material and equipments. It draws upon specialized knowledge and skill in the Mathematical, Physical and Social Sciences together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to specify, predict and evaluate the results to be obtained from such systems.”

What are industrial Engineers expected to do?

Often people are confused with the name of the stream and imagine work in production in heavy industries. Rather, the course offers dealing with the fundamental aspects of production. Managing the personnel to increasing the productivity, working on new strategies for maximum utilization of resources, developing wage administration programs etc. are the basic works expected.

What are the courses offered?

Both the Graduation, of 4 years duration, and Post graduation, of 2 years duration, courses are available in the stream.

What are the eligibility criteria?

Pass in 10 + 2 is the academic eligibility with 55 % or 60% and score in the CET conducted by the university or score in JEE mains will be considered for Graduation. The graduation in the stream and score in the GATE or Academic test followed by interview is considered for Post Graduation.

What are the areas focused in the courses?

Strategic planning, Product/Service Designing, Work System Designing, Supplying Chain Management, Human Resource Management, Cashing on Communication and Information

Technology etc. are the main areas focused in the Graduation Course.

In Post Graduation, Advancements of the above like Advanced Production Planning and Control, World Class Manufacturing etc. are focused.

Examination is based on Theoretical and Project work examination.

Which institutes or universities are offering the course in Industrial Engineering?

  • UPES University of New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering of Mumbai
  • Indian Institute of Technology of Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology of Roorkee
  • Manipal Institute of Technology
  • National Institute of Engineering
  • BMS College of Engineering
  • Bangalore Institute of Technology
  • Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management
  • Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management
  • Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology
  • Sir M Visveswaraya Institute of Technology

What is the scope of career in Industrial Engineering?

Most of the duties of Industrial Engineer is related to the Management of the Factory or Industry and thus, there are many opportunities in the Management area. The key Job titles offered for the engineer are:

  • Plant Operations Engineer
  • Industrial Trainer
  • Mechanical Designer
  • Electrical Designer
  • Structural Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Control Engineer
  • Superintendent of Construction related
  • Project Control Manager
  • Safety and Health Representatives
  • Automation Engineer

Most of all the manufacturing and Engineering department Companies are offering openings to Industrial Engineers which includes major Government and Non Government bodies. There is a great scope even in the IT Sector. The reputed IT companies like Infosys, Wipro have hired Industrial Engineers in a good number. Scientific Government organizations like ISRO, DRDO or Public Service organizations like BSNL, Railway are also providing great opportunities.

The pay of the fresher starts with 2.5 Lakhs p.a.

Thus, Industrial Engineering is an emergent field which is suitable who like to handle scientific cum managerial roles.

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